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Police Fire Warning Shots at Kabila Protest in Kinshasa

Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo fired warning shots Friday to disperse churchgoers who had gathered to mourn seven people killed during recent protests against President Joseph Kabila.

A reporter for VOA's French to Africa service said police acted after people leaving a mass at Kinshasa cathedral began shouting slogans considered hostile to Kabila. Officers fired tear gas, followed by warning shots.

Two people were wounded, and the crowd began running in all directions.

During the mass Friday, Catholic Church leaders urged Kabila to honor a 2016 church-mediated political deal that called...


Published By: Africa.,. - Friday, 12 January

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